Gulfstream International Airlines, a Florida-based carrier which is seeking to get the contract for North Country air service now provided by Cape Air, says it has been awarded renewals of contracts for service to cities in western Pennsylvania and western New York.
The airline has also submitted a bid under the federal Essential Air Service program to provide service in the North Country communities of Massena, Ogdensburg and Watertown. Service to those communities is now provided by Cape Air, which has also submitted a bid to have their contract renewed.
Gulfstream said Friday that their contracts to fly from Jamestown, N.Y. and the Pennsylvania communities of Bradford, DuBois, and Franklin/Oil City to Cleveland had been renewed by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Recent published reports say that the Federal Aviation Administration had recommended, after n investigation of alleged safety violations, that Gulfstream’s air carrier certificate be revoked, but that no action had been taken
The company recently got financing to keep it afloat amid concerns about their ability to continue.